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Fall 2015 - Fall 2016

New York, NY | Cambridge, MA | Philladelphia, PA

Directed by Jonathan Taikina Taylor

Bacchic:
An Exploration of Booze

Bacchic: An Exploration of Booze delves into our personal and cultural relationship with inebriation. We open up a conversation about the ways in which alcohol affects our lives both positively and negatively. This devised piece is dance and theater, lecture and spectacle, performance and party.

The play follows the Bacchantes in a ritual worship of wine and extravagance as they celebrate the life-giving and destructive power of drink. They show us, tell us, and teach us how booze can set us free or tear us down. Set on a bare stage, Bacchic takes us to ancient Greece, 19th century France, pre-war Berlin, and the contemporary lecture hall.

The piece was first developed during the inaugural In The Water Block Island Residency. It premiered in 2015 as Bacchic at The Hive, Brooklyn. In 2016 the piece was further developed into Bacchic: An Exploration of Booze, which toured around Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New York State.

Bacchic: An Exploration of Booze was made possible by generous financial backing from private donors.

New York, NY | Cambridge, MA | Philladelphia, PA

Fall 2015 - Fall 2016